Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Learn Something New


One thing I know about myself is that learning new things makes me happy. Since last Christmas, I've been trying to learn new kid songs on guitar to share with my daughter, which has really brought me a lot of joy! And now I'm trying to be brave and use my guitar skills at work, too.

Every Tuesday afternoon, I co-teach a bilingual preschool group. It's one of the things I love best about my job right now. And lately, I've been pushing myself to learn new songs each week to share with the group. This week, I learned how to play "The Wheels on the Bus" on my guitar...luckily my coteacher knew the lyrics in Spanish. For next week, I'm hoping I'll be able to sing along a bit better. So I'm challenging myself to learn some verses this week.

Here are the guitar chords for "The Wheels on the Bus" in English. And below, I'll post the lyrics of the song in Spanish, in case anyone's interested. Fun stuff!


The Wheels on the Bus – Guitar Chords

D
The wheels on the bus go round and round
A D
Round and round, round and round
D
The wheels on the bus go round and round
A D
All through the town

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Las Ruedas Del Autobus (en Espanol)
(To the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)

Las ruedas del autobus van girando van,
girando van, girando van.
Las ruedas del los autobus van girando van,
por toda la ciudad.

La gente en el autobus sube y baja,
sube y baja, sube y baja
La gente en el autobus sube y baja,
por toda la ciudad.

La bocina del autobus suena
piii piii, suena piii piii
suena piii piii
La bocina del autobus suena piii piii
por toda la ciudad.

Los bebés en el autobus lloran waa waa waa,
waaa,waaa,waaa
waaa,waaa,waaa
Los bebés en el autobus lloran waa, waa, waa
por toda la ciudad.

Los padres en el autobus dicen
shh, shh, shh,
shh, shh, shh
shh, shh, shh
Los padres en el autobus dicen
shh, shh, por toda la ciudad.

Las puertas del autobus se abren y cierran,
Se abren y cierran, se abren y cierran
Las puertas del autobus se abren y cierran,
por toda la ciudad.

Los limpiadores del autobus hacen suish, suish, suish,
suish, suish, suish; suish, suish, suish,
Los limpiadores del autobus hacen suish suish suish,
por toda la ciudad

Los conductores de los autobuses dicen pasen atras,
pasen atras, pasen atras
los conductors de los autobuses dicen pasen atras,
por toda la ciudad

La gente del autobus se sube y baja,
sube y baja, sube y baja,
la gente del autobus se sube y baja,
por toda la ciudad

Cuando sube un bebe va waaa,waaa,waaa;
waaa,waaa,waaa; waaa,waaa,waaa
Cuando sube un bebe va waaa,waaa,waaa
por toda la ciudad

Las mamis del autobus dicen te amo,
te amo, te amo
las mamis del autobus dicen te amo,
por toda la ciudad.



What's something new you'd like to learn?

4 comments:

  1. I don't think I even knew you could play the guitar.

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  2. I just dabble in it, but I'm good enough to play for preschoolers, at least! :)

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  3. I'd like to learn about herbs.

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  4. Ooh, me, too, Laura. Robi and I were just talking about planting an herb garden soon. Maybe we can learn all together!

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